Clarion Hotel Energy
Hotel and conference center in Stavanger


Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture


In 2012, Snøhetta was commissioned for a volume and concept study for a hotel and conference center in Stavanger, Norway. When the hotel opened in 2014, it was one of the first in its area with the Norwegian energy classification A.

Technical details

Stavanger, Norway

AB Invest

19 194m2

Photo: Ken Pils

Inspiration from the fishing and canning industries

The building's volume is divided into two main elements, with two volumes having distinct characters and being separated in function. First, a two-story high base volume of concrete with a roof cover of river stone containing the public areas such as the foyer, restaurant, and conference center.

Above the base, it is facilitated for 410 hotel rooms, a lamella volume with a tilted roof that extends from its highest northern point of seven stories to its lowest point of five stories towards the south.

The lamella volume is designed with reflective metal facades of natural anodized aluminum. The façade design is inspired by Stavanger’s role as a former center for the fishing and canning industries.

Photo: Ken Pils